UP BJP Cheif Minster Yogi Adityanath a staunch supporter of RSS ideologies  never fail to promote its polices suffered a  major setback today when    Supreme Court issued notice asking for feedback  to his  own Government  for prosecuting its  chief minister

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain in four weeks why Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath should not be prosecuted for an alleged hate speech he gave in 2007 in Gorakhpur.

The court issued a notice to the state government while hearing a petition challenging the Allahabad High Court’s decision upholding the state’s decision to refuse persmission for prosecuting the chief minister.

Adityanath was an MP from Gorakhpur when he for his alleged role in instigating the 2007 Gorakhpur riots.  He gave a speech outside the town’s railway station that in a police complaint was seen as inflammatory and inciting communal violence. 

A bench, headed by Chief Justice Dipak Mishra has given the Uttar Pradesh government four weeks to respond to the summons.

Earlier, The Allahbad High Court in February this year granted reprieve to Adityanath and dismissed a petition seeking CBI probe against him in connection with a hate speech that led to the 2007 Gorakhpur communal riots.

Arguments over the petition, filed by Pervez Parwaz and Asad Hayaat, had concluded in December last year and a two-member bench comprising Justice Krishna Murari and Justice A.C. Sharma had reserved its verdict on December 18, 2017.

Pronouncing judgment on Thursday, the bench dismissed the petition on the grounds that it did not find any discrepancy in the riot probe. The Chief Minister, who was then a BJP MP, was accused of giving provocative speeches in Gorakhpur in January 2007 during Muharram procession, which led to communal clashes wherein one youth was killed and several injured. Adityanath was arrested in connection with riots, but was released two days later.

“We find no material irregularities in holding investigation and state government’s refusal to grant sanction to prosecute Yogi Adityanath. Therefore, the writ petition has hereby dismissed,” said the verdict.